Unidentified cruiser for my wife.... aka Sweet Pea

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  1. Georgeediii

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    I am really getting ready to get this bike finished but I am still waiting on a few things. I ordered a NOS 1964 chrome chainguard from Ebay and it should be here by the end of the week. My wife decided that the bike needed a name so it looks like I will be trying my hand at a little graphic design. I ordered "expensive" decal paper and when it gets here I should be ready to go. "Sweet Pea" was my wife's idea and after all it is her bike. I wanted to call it the "Celery Stalker" but I was outvoted.

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    In the meantime I decided to add a little more detail
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    I am still waiting on one small detail, a green reflector for the hole at the back of the rear rack. That and I think I am going to need to trim down the chain guard a little to get a better fit. Other than that, here she is and right on time for fireworks.


    I will try to get some better pics soon.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    great job!! I bet she loves it!! :mrgreen:
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    Dig this one!! NICE color combo
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    Took the wife's bike out joyriding around town the other morning and stapped a few pics. I think the last one says it all.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    it turned out great! Awesome Job! :mrgreen:
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    Wow! Looks great! Whats really impresses me is the paint job! is that a rattle can job or did you do pro paint or what? Excellent work, congrats!!
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    I must confess, the paint did not come from a spray can. I new this was going to be a keeper so I had it done at the local body shop. Cost me a little bit but I was able to add a little metal flake to the green farm implement paint I picked.

    Knowing I didnt paint it myself I wouldnt have felt right about entering it into this years build-off.

    To answer your next question, no it was not John Deere green.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    Great job on the bike, much better than new.
    What is "expensive" decal paper" and where do you order it from?

    Thanks, Gizmo
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    Very cool. Great work.

    Where did you track down the green reflector? I would like to have a blue one.
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    Re: Unidentified cruiser for my wife....

    turned out great. that bike is a mid 60's huffy eldorado i have one at the shop and just finished a restore on one. the bracket in the middle of the frame is for a tank with a headlight, i used the same furniture metal caps for the rear tubes i got real lucky the plastic bullets where still on the bike.
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    Got any pics of what the tank should look like?
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    That bike looks great!

    I'm in the process of putting something together for my wife too. She's actually from Livingston, we met while going to school at MSU a few years ago!

    So I guess that begs to question, did you take the finished product over the hill to Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival?!?! Great project!
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    We will be taking it this year for sure. My wife named the bike after the paint went on, which happened to be just after the festival last year.

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